LouLou Ray

LouLou Ray was identified on December 11, 2016 by Kona-based divemaster David Marchand of Kona Diving Company. She was about 6 feet across and looked perfect.

At the end of 2020, LouLou Ray was sighted again – and we learned that she swam 55 miles (which is pretty exceptional, as we always thought reef mantas only swam about 30 miles up and down the coast). Watch the video we posted in the Manta Ray Advocates community (the Facebook group)!

SPECIES

Mobula Alfredi (reef)

GENDER

Female

WINGSPAN

6-7 feet

MARKINGS

Has 5x small dots on her underside

IDENTIFIED BY

David Marchand

IDENTIFICATION DATE

12/11/2016

LouLou Ray'S MARKINGS

LouLou Ray simply has 5x small dots on her underside.

How was LouLou Ray Named?

Her namesake is David’s grandmother LouLou who turned 90 that year.

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